There is a good chance that Lawn Jockies will be known as more than simply the guardians of your neighbour's front porch. In fact, "the Lawn Jockies" may be hailed as new guardians of the classic rock, r&b groove and sound made famous in the late 60's and early 70's; with an updated edge to propel it into the new millennium.
Rhythm. Groove. Harmony. Melody... the Lawn Jockies' trademark.
The classic vibe is not surprising given some of the Lawn Jockies' influences: the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Zappa, Marley, Zeppelin, the Stones, Floyd and Hendrix. When you combine the tight rhythm section, great guitar licks and textures, vintage Hammond organ; top it off with vocals that rock and slide to fit the mood, you get: Funk'n'Rock meets Pop'n'Soul.
Welcome to the Lawn Jockies' playground.
The first single and video for "I Just Wanna Party" (track 1) is a case in point. A funky groove, gnarly guitar lick, tongue-in-cheek lyric and Python-esque theme make this a great listen and watch. This track was included on a Cantel/AT&T spot last fall.
The tunes "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" and "Lounge Lizard" follow in the "Party" style, unlike "Circumstance" and "Until Now" which are up-tempo pop-rockers. "How Could You" is the classic pop-ballad on the disc. The remaining tunes range from straight-up rock to get down funk!
Best of all the Lawn Jockies are monsters live. They live and love to perform live (say that three times fast!). Recent gigs of note include opening for Tom Petty and a major showcase gig at Canadian Music Week 2000 in Toronto. Rock radio and the CBC is loving the CD with lots of features and spins coast-to-coast.
Take a minute to have a listen and enjoy.
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